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Between the Towers (2005)

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (original title)
This animated film tells the story of Phillipe Petit's walk between the Twin Towers in 1974.

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Tells the story of Philippe Petit, the wire walker and street performer who walked across the sky, in 1974, on a cable that he and friends strung between the rooftops of the Twin Towers. Told as an animated children's book with an off-screen narrator, the film traces Philippe's passion and imagination, provides details of how he managed to get the wire in place, and completes the story of his subsequent arrest and his fitting punishment. The film celebrates his act as a thing of beauty that is part of our collective memory of the Twin Towers. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Included as an extra feature on one DVD release of Man on Wire (2008). See more »

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Nice Way to Introduce Kids to the Event
4 June 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (2005)

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The title here is the same title to the children's book, which discusses Philippe Petit's historic and now legendary walk between the two Twin Towers.

This animated film lasts under ten minutes and it basically has someone reading the book to you while we get animated shots from the book. I must admit that this isn't the greatest thing ever made but I do think it would be the perfect way to introduce a kid to the events of that day. Both MAN ON WIRE and THE WALK wouldn't entertain young kids so this animated short would be perfect for them. The animation itself is rather raw but I liked that about it. It seems there are a couple versions of this out there with different narrators. Jake Gyllenhaal narrated one version but the one I've got has someone else.


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